Read the Fine Print--What Your Movers Won't Move

Packing for a moveBy Julie DeLong, A-1 Freeman Moving Group 

Well done, you're the wise person that arranged your moving company in Austin early, walked through your house with a moving company representative to determine the number of moving trucks and staff you need, and appropriately packed and labeled your cartons.

So now, have you read the fine print on the written agreement? In case you failed to look at the complete thing, and quite a few people do not get past the dates and numbers before their eyes glaze over, find it, take a seat, and study it at this moment. Fill an additional cup of joe if you want to, but once you reach the part about what the movers in Austin won't be able to place on the truck, chances are pretty good that contract will have your complete focus.

A Pop Quiz on What You Can't Transport

Which of these is Prohibited on a moving truck? Are any of these against the law for the team to load and carry, or is it merely company policy? The answer is a really straightforward, it depends.

· Yucca Plant

· Lawnmower

· Fireworks

· Cash

The single thing in the above list that could go on the moving truck is the lawn mower--if the oil and gas reservoirs have been emptied. Houseplants normally can't cross state lines--this is a legal issue--and moving companies in Austin would not like any bugs currently in leaves or the soil leaping ship into the truck itself.

Fireworks are banned.

Moving companies will not be accountable for valuables on the moving van. Your homeowner’s insurance policy could take care of any material mishaps, but probably won't replace lost cash. Take it to the bank and retrieve it after you're settled or carry it with you.

What is considered Unlawful to Move

So, the list of the items it's not possible to pack and load isn't such a bore, after all. These are a few other things that movers won't load, and the explanations why not.

Anything that is flammable, corrosive, explosive or combustible and could theoretically place the lives of the workers and the equipment at risk, is illegal. So, a garden tractor having an unfilled gas/oil reservoir is okay, but an aerosol can of disinfectant will not be.

· Plants--certain states have protocols on which houseplants might cross the state line. Insects as well as pests which aren't a concern in certain states are enormous threats in others, therefore leave your houseplants for the neighborhood friends or offer them to your friends. In case you are bringing the planting pots, wash them with bleach before you load them.

· Alcohol--rules differ between states. Stay safe and have a clear the bar get together prior to when you move.

· Gasoline

What Most Company Policies Prohibit

Every professional mover in Austin has its own list of prohibited things, but these tend to be the standard items you can expect to leave behind or bring yourself.

Chemicals are defined by their potential to interact with other matter and alter the structure and substance of the matter. Simply put, this suggests that if you set anti-freeze and wood stains on the moving van with each other and they accidentally connect under force or high temperature, seriously terrible things can take place. And in case you believe a few bottles of nail polish and remover plus a chemistry set won't pack enough of a wallop to change anything, you'd be wrong. Therefore DO NOT pack the following.

· Household Cleaners

· Paint and Paint Remover--this includes fingernail polish

· Pool chemicals

· Pesticides, Weed Killers, and Fertilizers

· Aerosol Containers

· Perishable Foods

· Fireworks

Grocery delivery is an excellent thing--buy on the internet and have your cleaning materials, paper products, and food items delivered after you have arrived at your new house.

For those who have any questions about some items, ask your moving company in Austin prior to moving day, especially if you want to make other plans for transport or donations.

Click HERE for A-1 Freeman Moving Group’s list of Non-Transportable Items.

 

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